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A leading piece in contemporary lifestyle, it became a reference model in the world of design. The light image accentuated by the essential design of the die-cast aluminium feet make Charles into a sofa with a decidedly contemporary look, a product of great formal elegance that goes well beyond the current times and fashions. The spatial concept behind the project by Antonio Citterio is innovative: a system that can be used to create new compositions – two or three seat sofas, sofas with a chaise longue addition and a corner sofa. Designer: Antonio Citterio Year: 1997 Material: Fabric or Leather (for further construction information see below) Lead time: 7 weeks Prices start from £4540.00 for 230cm sofa with back cushions.
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The name? Charles is a tribute to the design of the 1950s and 60s. The name refers obviously to Charles Eames, the American designer, architect and film director who always sustained that “The details are not the details. They make the design” They are actually elements that make design meaningful. This concept is enough to tell the story of Charles, B&B Italia's longest and best seller, and the design strength shows in the details: the upside-down L foot and the slender raised base both confer an image of lightness to the sofa.
Construction information Internal frame: tubular steel and steel profiles
Internal frame upholstery: Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover
Internal frame upholstery (CHP - CHP_F - CH150P): shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fibre cover
Seat cushion upholstery (home): shaped polyurethane of different density, sterilized down, polyester fibre cover
Seat cushion upholstery (public spaces): shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fibre, polyester fibre cover
Back cushion (CH48_C-CH72_C): upholstery : polyester fibre, typology : box style
Feet: bronzed nickel painted, bright brushed or painted black chrome die-cast aluminium
Ferrules: thermoplastic material
Cover: fabric or leather
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